Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 February 2044 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2044 | February 2044

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 81% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 81% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 6 February 2044 at 13:46.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1945".

Snow Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2044 after 3 days on 13 February 2044 at 06:42.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 545 / 1498

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 545 of Meeus index or 1498 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

Length of current 545 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours and 54 minutes longer than next lunation 546 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠235.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠235.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠272.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before perigee

15 days after point of apogee on 25 January 2044 at 09:32 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 February 2044 at 10:42 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 363 686 km

Moon is 363 686 km (225 984 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 312 km (226 994 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 2 February 2044 at 08:49 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 February 2044 at 03:48 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 10:49 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.576°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.625° in its southern standstill point on 23 February 2044 at 02:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 13 February 2044 at 06:42 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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